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GUS G. KICKS OFF TOURING; TO RELEASE EXPANDED EDITION OF "I AM THE FIRE" ALBUM

OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. continues to promote his solo debut “I Am The Fire”, which was released in March via Century Media Records, and has now embarked on a run of acoustic dates together with Mats Levén, the main vocalist on the “I Am The Fire” album, before he heads off to perform shows in North America and then also joins up with the Metal All Stars tour (http://www.metalallstars.com) in South America and Europe for touring throughout the end of the year.
 
Here is a list of all upcoming dates for GUS G. in 2014:
 
An Acoustic Evening with GUS G. Feat. Mats Levén - Greece & Bulgaria Tour:
24.09. Drama, Greece @ Cafe Noir
25.09. Sofia, Bulgaria @ Rock It
26.09 Alexandroupoli, Greece @ Notos Stage
27.09 Kavala, Greece @ Mirovolos
28.09 Lamia, Greece @ Bodrum 
30.09 Trikala, Greece @ Kentriki Plateia Live Stage
02.10 Kozani, Greece @ Old School Bar
03.10 Ioannina, Greece @ Irida
04.10 Arta, Greece @ Old Post
05.10 Kastoria, Greece @ Blue Note "I Am The Fire" North America Tour with special guests Lynam:
15.10 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go
17.10 Las Vegas, NV @ Vamped
18.10 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
19.10 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red GUS G. w/ Metal All Stars, featuring members of Megadeth, Anthrax, Dream Theater and more:
22.11 São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Das Americas
23.11 Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena
28.11 Bochum, Germany @ RuhrCongress
29.11 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
30.11 Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
01.12 Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra
03.12 Vienna, Austria @ Arena Wien
04.12 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Hala Tivoli 
05.12 Belgrade, Serbia @ Hala Sportova 
06.12 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
07.12 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
09.12 Nuremberg, Germany @ Rockfabrik
10.12 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
11.12 Kiel, Germany @ MAX
12.12 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
14.12 Paris, France @ Bataclan
16.12 London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy Alongside this intense string of touring, a special expanded edition CD + DVD Digipak of the “I Am The Fire” album will be released in Europe on November 3rd, 2014. This limited release will feature 4 bonus tracks and a 62-minutes bonus DVD (Including the album’s 4 official video clips so far, 3 live tracks, 6 guitar tutorials as well as an EPK and Track-By-Track Commentary). Here is a complete tracklisting of the CD:
 
GUS G. -  “I Am The Fire (Expanded Edition)” [62:52] / Tracklisting:
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén) [3:15]
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén) [3:23]
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day) [3:14]
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson) [4:26]
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez) [3:02]
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton) [4:00]
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan) [3:14]
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén) [4:18]
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr) [4:15]
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto) [3:49]
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund) [4:45]
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén) [4:59]

Bonus Tracks:
13. Hesitate (Feat. Tara Teresa) [4:09]
14. Without You [4:59]
15. Last Embrace [2:41]
16. Redemption (Feat. Mats Levén) [4:14]
 
A video trailer for the release can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/vIr_VedTrfw
 
GUS G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on “I Am The Fire” and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped bring his vision to fruition: drummers Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, PUSCIFER, DEVO) and Daniel Erlandsson (ARCH ENEMY), bassists David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, WE ARE THE FALLEN), and vocalists Mats Leven (CANDLEMASS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/THERION), Blake Allison (DEVOUR THE DAY), Michael Starr (STEEL PANTHER), Alexia Rodriguez (EYES SET TO KILL), Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), Jacob Bunton (ADLER) and Jeff Scott Soto (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ex-JOURNEY). The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey through GUS G.'s soulful playing.
 
A few Musician’s Friend interviews with GUS G. have been recently made available to be checked out here:
BlackStar AMPs: http://youtu.be/UQfA9va0c1g
Solo Album & Tour: http://youtu.be/LkVTWUnfSsE
Signature AMP BlackFire: http://youtu.be/loDkmMbxyH8

GUS G. ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN WEST COAST TOUR DATES W/ LYNAM; LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO "BLAME IT ON ME"





OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. and Birmingham, AL rockers LYNAM will be teaming up for a string of west coast dates in October! GUS G. will be supporting his debut solo album, I Am The Fire, and LYNAM will be supporting their newest release, Halfway To Hell. The dates kick off October 15th in Los Angeles, CA at the world famous Whisky a Go Go and mark GUS' first solo band appearances in North America. 

GUS G. comments: "I'm very excited to play my first solo shows in North America! Expect a killer set-list with songs from my debut solo album 'I Am The Fire', as well as material from FIREWIND, OZZY and some surprises! I'm putting a killer band together for this short run and Mats Leven will be handling vocal duties!  Also, I'm very happy to team up with LYNAM-- they're a killer hard rock band, and their singer Jacob Bunton co-wrote with me and sang a song on 'I Am The Fire'. See you all out there!"

See below for upcoming dates; tickets can be purchased here:www.bandsintown.com/gusg

GUS G. and LYNAM tour dates
Oct. 15 - The Whisky a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 17 - Count's Vamped - Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 18 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Oct. 19 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
 
GUS G.'s I Am The Fire was released in North America on March 18th via Century Media Records. A new video for the album track, "Blame It On Me", can be viewed here:
http://smarturl.it/blameitoneme

NEW VIDEO FOR "EYES WIDE OPEN" (FEAT . MATS LEVÉN) LAUNCHED; CONTEST TO WIN A GUS G. GUITAR!


Gus G. continues to promote his solo album debut “I Am The Fire”, which was released last month via Century Media Records and entered the official sales chart in Greece on position # 27 as well as #32 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at in the USA upon release.
 
A new video clip produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe, etc.) for the song “Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)” has just been released! Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C__hEo697-s  

After some successful first solo-dates in Greece last month, Gus G. is soon to also kick off European live-action to support the release of “I Am The Fire” in Europe soon together with Marty Friedman as part of the “Guitar Universe 2” co-headlining tour. Here is a promotional trailer for the tour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzIBLRTWku0
 
And here is a list of all upcoming dates for the tour as well as a few of the newly confirmed first festival appearances for Gus G. in 2014:
 
Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2” Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
05.05.2014 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgårn
07.05.2014 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
09.05.2014 Krakow (Poland) - Lizard King
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Musikzentrum
15.05.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
17.05.2014 Hasselt (Belgium) - MuziekoDroom
18.05.2014 Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (France) - L’ Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall More dates to follow soon…
 
Here is the complete track-listing for Gus G.’s “I Am The Fire” album: Gus G. – “I Am The Fire”:
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén)
 
Gus G.’s “I Am The Fire” album can purchased as Digipak CD, as black or limited red 180gr. vinyl LP versions or as bundle with a t-shirt from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/gusg
 
In other news, Gus G. has just launched a competition (which runs up to the end of April) to win one of his signature ESP guitars. Here are more details for the contest run via Instagram:
 
“Show us your best ‘air guitar’ pose on Instagram and win a Gus G. signature guitar! Post a photo of you on Instagram playing 'air guitar' and hashtag #iamthefire. Give us your best pose! The winner gets a LTD Gus-200 BLK signature guitar and will be handpicked by Gus!”
 
Make sure to follow Gus G. on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/gusgofficial
 
Gus G. Online action:
“I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)” video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sddPOg1Bb8
“My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)” video clip: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4
“I Am The Fire” album EPK: http://youtu.be/zJd38EoTLkA
“I Am The Fire” album track-by-track: http://youtu.be/_RGOPMh5lVY


"GUITAR UNIVERSE 2014" VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE! LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE PER SHOW!!!



Your chance to meet and greet Marty Friedman and Gus G on their European tour dates in May 2014. 15 lucky people will get entry into the venue 45 mins before the doors are officially open.

You will pick up your VIP laminate and tour postcard. You will have first option to the merchandise stand with special merchandise prices for VIP laminate holders.

Meet and Greet with Marty and Gus with photo op, and signings. First to barrier!!

The VIP meet and greet is limited to 15 people per show, first come first served. Available NOW!  For prices and further info:
vipmeetgreet@factorymusic.co.uk
Check out the tour trailer below:


TICKETS: http://www.bandsintown.com/gusg


GUS G. - FIRST SOLO ALBUM "I AM THE FIRE" OUT NOW; TRACK - BY - TRACK VIDEO ON LINE !

“I Am The Fire“, the first solo album by Gus G., well known in the metal and rock universe as guitar virtuoso for his work as leader of his own group Firewind and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, is out now!!
To find out more about each and every song of this record, make sure to watch this detailed track by track video:


 
„I Am The Fire“ is available as digipak CD, LP on black 180gr vinyl as well as digital download. The strictly limited red vinyl and exclusive t-shirt bundle can be found at CM Distro. Get it here:
http://smarturl.it/gusg
 
Don’t forget to check out the video clip for the album’s first single “I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sddPOg1Bb8
 
The aforementioned clip was also directed by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe…) who also produced the video for the album’s opening track "My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)", watch it here: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4
 
See below for the album’s exact track-listing: Gus G. – “I Am The Fire”:
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén)
 
The “I Am The Fire” album sees Gus G. handling guitar, bass and keyboard duties and showcases a long list of highly skilled instrumentalist peers as well as several remarkable vocalists joining Gus to stress the versatile stylistic approach of the 12 featured songs. The roster of friends and guests that help bring Gus G.’s vision to fruition include drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Marty O’Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen) as well as Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Michael Starr (Steel Panther). Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Jacob Bunton (Adler) and Jeff Scott Soto (TSO, ex Journey) as guest vocalists.
 
“I Am The Fire” was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus’ home country of Greece during the past months. The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.’s soulful guitar playing.
 
Gus G. will be touring Europe in May 2014, so check out the dates below & get Tickets at: http://www.bandsintown.com/gusg Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2014” Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finnland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finnland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Schweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
05.05.2014 Gothenburg (Schweden) - Trädgårn
07.05.2014 Malmö (Schweden) - KB
09.05.2014 Krakow (Polen) - Lizzard King
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Polen) - Progresja
12.05.2014 München (Deutschland) - Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Deutschlandy) - Musikzentrum * New Show!
15.05.2014 Essen (Deutschland) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (Holland) - De Boerderij
17.05.2014 Hasselt (Belgien) - MuziekoDroom
18.05.2014 Uden (Holland) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (Frankreich) - L’ Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall

GUS G. - "I AM THE FIRE"(feat. DEVOUR THE DAY) VIDEO PREMIERE!



Gus G. has completed the video clip for the first single, “I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)”, off his upcoming solo album debut “I Am The Fire”, out March 17th, 2014 in Europe and March 18th, 2014 in North America via Century Media Records.

The glamorous clip, which was once again produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe, etc.), is now being premiered via the website of UK’s Metal Hammer Magazine here:  http://smarturl.it/iamthefire_video

Gus G. checked in to comment about the video as follows: “Hey everybody! Check out the brand new video for "I Am The Fire"! Filmed both in Sweden and the US, this is a very different performance clip from anything else I've done in the past. Devour The Day are some of the most creative musicians I've ever worked with and Patric Ullaeus gave a very cinematic approach to the clip. I hope you dig this! Enjoy!”

The US group Devour The Day, who team up with Gus G. on this remarkable track, added the following comment: “We are so honored to be a part of such a diverse and incredible record! “I Am The Fire” was an opportunity to bring so many influences and styles together with an open minded approach lyrically. "I Am The Fire" is from the perspective of passion itself and I love that. It drives us all.”

“I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)” was recently released as digital retail single. Head over to iTunes, pre-order the new album and receive instant access to the single here: http://www.smarturl.it/iamthefireITUNES

The “I Am The Fire” album can be pre-ordered now as Digipak CD, as black or limited red 180gr. vinyl LP versions or as bundle with a t-shirt from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/gusg

Gus G. kicks off touring action to support the release of “I Am The Fire” in Europe tomorrow. Here is a list of all upcoming confirmed dates:

Gus G. + Uli Jon Roth, Jorn Lande & Mats Levén / “Unity 1” Tour:

07.03.2014 Kerkyra (Greece) - Eptatehnon  
08.03.2014 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Block 33
09.03.2014 Edessa (Greece) - Kanavourgeio
10.03.2014 Larnaca (Cyprus) - Savino Rock Bar
11.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live 
12.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live

 Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2014” Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
05.05.2014 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgårn
07.05.2014 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
09.05.2014 Krakow (Poland) - Lizzard King
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Musikzentrum * New show!
15.05.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
17.05.2014 Hasselt (Belgium) - MuziekoDroom
18.05.2014 Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (France) - L’ Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall

Here is the complete track-listing for Gus G.’s “I Am The Fire” album:

Gus G. – “I Am The Fire”:
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. 
Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. 
Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (Feat. 
Mats Levén)

A first taste of the album has been made available with the launch of the opening track, “My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)”, via a video also produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se, to be seen here: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4

An EPK for the album can be watched here: http://youtu.be/zJd38EoTLkA
Look out for Gus G.’s solo debut “I Am The Fire” to be released soon…


GUS G. - "I AM THE FIRE"SINGLE RELEASED; ALBUM PRE-ORDER LINKS; EUROPEAN TOURDATES!



Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his work as leader of his own group Firewind and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne's band, has now digitally released the first single for his first, long overdue solo album solo album "I Am The Fire". 

Head over to iTunes, pre-order the new album and receive instant access to the brand-new single
"I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)": www.smarturl.it/iamthefireITUNES

US fans can buy the single & pre-order the album HERE:

iTunes preorder - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-am-the-fire/id811615636 
I Am The Fire (single) -https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-am-fire-feat.-devour-day/id811635069
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Gus-G./e/B003X5S18W 

The album "I Am The Fire" is set to be released on March 17th, 2014 in Europe and March 18th, 2014 in North America via longtime international partners Century Media Records. The album can be pre-ordered now as Digipak CD, as black or limited red 180gr. vinyl LP versions or as bundle with a t-shirt from CM Distro here: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Gus_G-/1738

Gus G. recently announced the first tourdates in support of the "I Am The Fire" album release in Europe. Further dates have been added to the "Guitar Universe" featuring Gus G. and Marty Friedman, so check out the updates (Marked *) as follows: 

Gus G. + Uli Jon Roth, Jorn Lande & Mats Levén / "Unity 1" Tour:
07.03.2014 Kerkyra (Greece) - Eptatehnon 
08.03.2014 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Block 33 
09.03.2014 Edessa (Greece) - Kanavourgeio
10.03.2014 Larnaca (Cyprus) - Savino Rock Bar
11.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live  
12.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live 

Gus G. + Marty Friedman / "Guitar Universe 2014" Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
05.05.2014 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgårn * New show
07.05.2014 Malmö (Sweden) - KB * New show
09.05.2014 Krakow (Poland) - Lizzard King * New show
10.05.2014 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja * New show
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
14.05.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Musikzentrum * New date
15.05.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
17.05.2014 Hasselt (Belgium) - MuziekoDroom * New Show 
18.05.2014 Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (France) - L' Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall - 

TICKETS: http://www.bandsintown.com/gusg

GUS G. - EPK FOR "I AM THE FIRE" ALBUM LAUNCHED; EUROPEAN TOURDATES!



Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his work as leader of his own group Firewind and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, has now launched an EPK online for his first, long overdue solo album solo album “I Am The Fire”. The album is set to be released on March 17th, 2014 in Europe and March 18th, 2014 in North America via longtime international partners Century Media Records. The album’s first commercial single, for the title-track “I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)”, will be released digitally on February 24th, 2014 in Europe and February 25th, 2014 in North America.
 
Watch the album’s EPK here: http://youtu.be/zJd38EoTLkA


 
Most recently, Gus G. announce the first tourdates in support of the “I Am The Fire” album release in Europe. The dates are as follows:  
 
Gus G. + Uli Jon Roth, Jorn Lande & Mats Levén / “Unity 1” Tour:
07.03.2014 Kerkyra (Greece) - Eptatehnon  
08.03.2014 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Block 33 
09.03.2014 Edessa (Greece) - Kanavourgeio
10.03.2014 Larnaca (Cyprus) - Savino Rock Bar
11.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live 
12.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live
 
Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2” Co-Headline Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
11.05.2014 Colmar (France) - Grillen
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
15.05.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
18.05.2014 Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (France) - L’ Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
More dates will be announced soon…
 
TICKETS: http://www.bandsintown.com/gusg 


GUS G. - EUROPEAN TOURDATES ANNOUNCED!



Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his work as leader of his own group Firewind and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, is proud to announce an initial batch of European tourdates in order to promote his first, long overdue solo album solo album “I Am The Fire”, which will released on March 17th, 2014 in Europe and March 18th, 2014 in North America via longtime international partners Century Media Records.

The touring campaign sees Gus G. kick off with some shows in his native Greece and in Cyprus, teaming up with guitar legend and former Scorpions member Uli Jon Roth as well as Jorn Lande and Mats Levén. The dates are as follows:

Gus G. + Uli Jon Roth / “Unity 1” Tour:
07.03.2014 Kerkyra (Greece) - Eptatehnon  
08.03.2014 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Block 33 / www.ticketarena.gr
09.03.2014 Edessa (Greece) - Kanavourgeio
10.03.2014 Larnaca (Cyprus) - Savino Rock Bar
11.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live / www.ticketarena.gr
12.03.2014 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live  / www.ticketarena.gr

Furthermore, Gus G. has also confirmed co-headline dates together with guitar virtuoso and former Megadeth member Marty Friedman as part of the “Guitar Universe 2” tour, which showcases a collaboration of two of the world’s most exciting guitar players coming to Europe in May 2014. Here are the dates announced so far, with many more to be revealed in the coming weeks…

Gus G. + Marty Friedman / “Guitar Universe 2” Tour:
01.05.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
02.05.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.05.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Stockholm Rocks Festival
11.05.2014 Colmar (France) - Grillen
12.05.2014 Munich (Germany) - Backstage
15.05.2014 Essen (Germany) - Turock
16.05.2014 Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
18.05.2014 Uden (The Netherlands) - De Pul
20.05.2014 Savigny Le Temple (France) - L’ Impreinte
21.05.2014 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
22.05.2014 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
More dates will be announced soon…

Gus G. checked in to comment on the touring runs as follows: “Looking forward to starting my tour this spring and sharing the stage with 2 legendary guitar players! Me & Uli Jon Roth will be doing some exclusive shows in Greece this March, while in May I'll be teaming up with another hero of mine, Marty Friedman! Looking forward to playing my new songs from "I Am The Fire" live for the first time, keep checking back for show updates!"

GUS G. - COVER ARTWORK REVEALED AND TRACK-LISTING FOR "I AM THE FIRE" SOLO-ALBUM REVEALED; NAMM APPEARANCES!



Greece native guitarist virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his work as leader of his own group Firewind and also as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band, is now revealing the cover artwork for his first, long overdue solo album solo album “I Am The Fire”, to be released on March 17th, 2014 in Europe and March 18th, 2014 in North America via longtime international partners Century Media Records. The cover artwork, which can be seen above, was designed by Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Kamelot, Dream Evil, etc.).
 
Here is the complete track-listing for the album:

GUS G. – “I Am The Fire”:
1. My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)
2. Blame It On Me (Feat. Mats Levén)
3. I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)
4. Vengeance (Feat. David Ellefson)
5. Long Way Down (Feat. Alexia Rodriguez)
6. Just Can’t Let Go (Feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Terrified (Feat. Billy Sheehan)
8. Eyes Wide Open (Feat. Mats Levén)
9. Redemption (Feat. Michael Starr)
10. Summer Days (Feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
11. Dreamkeeper (Feat. Tom S. Englund)
12. End Of The Line (Feat. Mats Levén)

A first taste of the album has been recently made available with the launch of the opening track, “My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)”, via a video produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe, etc.), to be seen here: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4
 
The album’s first commercial single, “I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)” will be released digitally on February 24th, 2014 in Europe and February 25th, 2014 in North America.
 
The “I Am The Fire” album sees Gus G. handling guitar, bass and keyboard duties and showcases a long list of highly skilled instrumentalist peers as well as several remarkable vocalists joining Gus to stress the versatile stylistic approach of the 12 featured songs . The roster of friends and guests that help bring Gus G.’s vision to fruition include drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Marty O’Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen) as well as Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Michael Starr (Steel Panther). Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Jacob Bunton (Adler) and Jeff Scott Soto (TSO, ex Journey) as guest vocalists.
 
“I Am The Fire” was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus’ home country of Greece during the past months. The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.’s soulful guitar playing. An exciting cast of talented guest musicians and great vocalists are also appearing on the album. The exact list of participants will be revealed throughout the coming weeks…
 
Gus G. has had an amazing rise within the scene and amassed an incredible body of work, both on the studio-album and worldwide touring fronts: From his early international inception as up ’n’ coming talent alongside the groups Dream Evil (Sweden), Mystic Prophecy (Germany) or also Nightrage (Greece), it was mainly the restless activity with his own band Firewind (with whom he has released a total of 7 studio albums and 2 live releases so far) as well as his invitation to join Ozzy Osbourne’s line-up ranks for the Grammy nominated “Scream” album release from 2010 and its consequent worldwide touring that fully boosted Gus G.’s reputation and profile to be now considered one of the leading guitarists in the current Metal/Rock scene, also proven via awards such as "Best Metal Guitarist" poll (Guitar Player magazine, US), "Dimebag Darrell Shredder" (Metal Hammer UK Golden Gods Awards) and 4x times poll win for "Best Guitarist" (Metal Hammer, Greece).
 
Gus G. is currently attending 2014’s NAMM convention and holding signing sessions at the ESP Guitars Booth (January 24th at 2 PM) and at the Blackstar Amps Booth (January 25th at 1 PM). Gus G. will also appear as guest on the “Randy Rhoads Remembered” tribute concert in Santa Ana’s “The Observatory” on January 25th. Other guests include Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme / Rihanna), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Marty Friedmann, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses) and many others.
 
More details about Gus G.’s solo debut “I Am The Fire” and its live activity will follow soon…


GUS G. - FIRST SONG/VIDEO FOR UPCOMING SOLO ALBUM LAUNCHED; SINGLE AND ALBUM STREET DATE!


Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his outstanding work as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band and as leader of his own group Firewind, has announced to be releasing his first, long overdue solo album solo album “I Am The Fire” on March 17th, 2014 in Europe and March 18th, 2014 in North America via longtime international partners Century Media Records.

A first taste of the album has been made available now via the video launch for the opening track of the record, “My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)”. Check out the video clip produced by Patric Ullaeus / revolver.se (Within Temptation, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Europe, etc.) at the following location: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4

Gus G. checked in to comment about the song launch as follows: “I hope you all enjoy the first taste of things to come. "My Will Be Done" is a cool rocker track with a modern edge to it”, before adding a few words about the impressing list of guests and collaborations gathered and showcase on his solo debut: “Looking back now I can't believe all these great musicians got on board for this album. Everybody brought in their unmistakable style and talent and they really lifted the songs! Check it out and enjoy the music!”.

The album’s first commercial single, “I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)” will be released digitally on February 24th, 2014 in Europe and February 25th, 2014 in North America.

The “I Am The Fire” album sees Gus G. handling guitar, bass and keyboard duties and showcases a long list of highly skilled instrumentalist peers as well as several remarkable vocalists joining Gus to stress the versatile stylistic approach of the 12 featured songs . The roster of friends and guests that help bring Gus G.’s vision to fruition include drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy), bassists David Ellefson (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Marty O’Brien (Tommy Lee, We Are The Fallen) as well as Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex. Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion), Blake Allison (Devour The Day), Michael Starr (Steel Panther). Alexia Rodriguez (Eyes Set To Kill), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Jacob Bunton (Adler) and Jeff Scott Soto (TSO, ex Journey) as guest vocalists.

“I Am The Fire” was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus’ home country of Greece during the past months. The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.’s soulful guitar playing. An exciting cast of talented guest musicians and great vocalists are also appearing on the album. The exact list of participants will be revealed throughout the coming weeks…

Gus G. has had an amazing rise within the scene and amassed an incredible body of work, both on the studio-album and worldwide touring fronts: From his early international inception as up ’n’ coming talent alongside the groups Dream Evil (Sweden), Mystic Prophecy (Germany) or also Nightrage (Greece), it was mainly the restless activity with his own band Firewind (with whom he has released a total of 7 studio albums and 2 live releases so far) as well as his invitation to join Ozzy Osbourne’s line-up ranks for the Grammy nominated “Scream” album release from 2010 and its consequent worldwide touring that fully boosted Gus G.’s reputation and profile to be now considered one of the leading guitarists in the current Metal/Rock scene, also proven via awards such as "Best Metal Guitarist" poll (Guitar Player magazine, US), "Dimebag Darrell Shredder" (Metal Hammer UK Golden Gods Awards) and 4x times poll win for "Best Guitarist" (Metal Hammer, Greece).

Next up, Gus G. will be attending 2014’s NAMM convention, which runs from January 23rd - 26th, 2014, during which we will be holding signing sessions at the ESP Guitars Booth (January 24th at 2 PM) and at the Blackstar Amps Booth (January 25th at 1 PM). Gus G. will also appear as guest on the “Randy Rhoads Remembered” tribute concert in Santa Ana’s “The Observatory” on January 25th. Other guests include Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme / Rihanna), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Marty Friedmann, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses) and many others.

More details about Gus G.’s solo debut “I Am The Fire” and its live activity will follow soon…

GUS G. SIGNS - NEW SOLO DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS; ANNOUNCES ALBUM RELEASE!



Guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in the Metal and Rock universe for his outstanding work as member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band and as leader of his own group Firewind, has announced the signing of a new solo-artist contract with longtime international partners Century Media Records in order to co-operate on his debut solo-release entitled “I Am The Fire” for the Spring of 2014.

Gus G. comments on the newly signed deal as follows: “Loyalty is a very important thing in the music business and for me it just felt natural to trust my first solo effort to the hands of the record company that has been loyal, supportive and has helped build my career for more than 11 years now - a label that I truly feel as a family. Thank you Robert Kampf, Leif Jensen, Antje Lange, Don Robertson, Steve Joh, Jens Prueter, Nasrin Vahdani, Paul Gargano and rest of Century Family! I truly feel blessed to be a part of the CM history and looking forward to exploring new territories with this new album!”

Century Media’s founder and owner Robert Kampf checked in as well, adding: “Gus G.'s coming solo record "I Am The Fire" is going to be another display of the amazing talent Gus possesses. We at Century Media are proud to work with a player and songwriter of his class and status as well as the fantastic new album that Gus has crafted. Horns up!”

“I Am The Fire” was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther, etc.) and was partly recorded in Los Angeles and partly in Gus’ home country of Greece during the past months. Some song titles included on the release are "Eyes Wide Open", "Redemption", "End Of The Line" and "Blame It On Me".

The album showcases a well-balanced and inspiring mixture of precise song writing, driven contemporary active rock songs, a classic Hard Rock vibe, pounding Metal cuts as well as breathtaking instrumentals. The album takes you on a diverse journey and opens the door to Gus G.’s soulful guitar playing. An exciting cast of talented guest musicians and great vocalists are also appearing on the album. The exact list of participants will be revealed throughout the coming weeks…

Gus G. has had an amazing rise within the scene and amassed an incredible body of work, both on the studio-album and worldwide touring fronts: From his early international inception as up ’n’ coming talent alongside the groups Dream Evil (Sweden), Mystic Prophecy (Germany) or also Nightrage (Greece), it was mainly the restless activity with his own band Firewind (with whom he has released a total of 7 studio albums and 2 live releases so far) as well as his invitation to join Ozzy Osbourne’s line-up ranks for the Grammy nominated “Scream” album release from 2010 and its consequent worldwide touring that fully boosted Gus G.’s reputation and profile to be now considered one of the leading guitarists in the current Metal/Rock scene, also proven via awards such as "Best Metal Guitarist" poll (Guitar Player magazine, US), "Dimebag Darrell Shredder" (Metal Hammer UK Golden Gods Awards) and 3x times poll win for "Best Guitarist" (Metal Hammer, Greece).

“I Am The Fire”, Gus G.’s long overdue solo debut album, will not only stress his skills and status, but also present interesting new facets to his range and an album as exquisite in performance as it is addictive in its catchiness. Look out for the album to street by the end of March 2014 via Century Media Records. More details will follow soon…


FIREWIND - FINAL 2013 DATES ANNOUNCED IN BULGARIA & CYPRUS!



After conquering Australia recently, Melodic Metal Masters Firewind have announced their final 2 shows for 2013 before taking a short break for the next few months. These shows see them returning to their beloved Bulgarian fans with an exclusive show in Sofia on December 10th, but also visiting Cyprus for the first time in the band's career! So, on December 13th, Firewind will unleash their Fire & Fury in Nicosia @ the Pavilion! If you're in the area, make sure not to miss these special shows!

10.12 - Sofia, BUL @ 8ball Club / BUY TICKETS
13.12 - Nicosia, CYPRUS @ Pavilion / BUY TICKETS

GUS G. GUITAR CLINICS IN EUROPE & JAPAN THIS FALL



Gus G has just confirmed guitar clinic tours in Italy, Greece and Japan as well as a special appearance in Malmo, Sweden @ the famous Swedish Metal Expo on October 26th!

Check out the dates and links for further info!

08.10 - Como, IT @ Woodstock // tickets & info here
09.10 - Verona, IT @ Baricentro // tickets & info here
11.10 - Siracusa, IT @ La Perciata // tickets & info here
12.10 - Caserta, IT @ My Toy // tickets & info here
18.10 - Thessaloniki, GR @ Radio City Theater // tickets & info here
20.10 - Athens, GR @ Antart Live Music Hall // tickets & info here
26.10 - Malmo, SWE @ Rockmassan // tickets & info here
06.11 - Tokyo, JP @ Ishibashi Gakki Shibuya at J-POP Cafe // tickets & info here
07.11 - Osaka, JP @ Mikki Gakki Shinsaibashi // tickets & info here
08.11 - Osaka, JP @ MI Japan Osaka // tickets & info here
09.11 - Tokyo, JP @ Rock House Ikebe Ikebukuro // tickets & info here
09.11 - Tokyo, JP @ Big Boss Tokyo Annex Ochanomizu // tickets & info here
10.11 - Kawasaki, JP @ Shimamura Lazona // tickets & info here
10.11 - Tokyo, JP @ Musicland Key Shibuya // tickets & info here


GUS G. ITALIAN GUITAR CLINIC TOUR THIS OCTOBER!



his October, Gus will embark on his first Italian Clinic Tour! Here are the dates:

OCT 8 - COMO @ Woodstock
OCT 9 - VERONA @ Baricentro
OCT 11 - SIRACUSA @ La Perciata
OCT 12 - CASERTA @ My Toy

Presented by Modern Music Institute
www.modernmusicinstitute.com

More Info & Tickets HERE >> https://www.facebook.com/events/1408942775993917/1408942779327250/?notif_t=like


APOTHEOSIS ACROSS AUSTRALIA TOUR ANNOUNCED!



Metropolis Touring & Tombowler Proudly Present - for the very first time on Australian shores, the Greek Power Metal Masters Firewind!

APOTHEOSIS ACROSS AUSTRALIA TOUR 2013
31/10 Sydney Manning Bar
01/11 Brisbane - Hi Fi
02/11 Adelaide Fowlers Live
03/11 Melbourne Corner Hotel

TICKETS GO ON SALE Tuesday, August 6th @ 9am!
More info on Exclusive VIP Meet & Greet packages HERE: http://www.metropolistouring.com/current_tours_firewind_australian_tour.html

GUS G. CONFIRMS CLINICS IN RUSSIA, ESTONIA & UKRAINE

OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. has announced a string of clinics in Russia, Estonia and the Ukraine in May. 

Dates include: 

MAY 17 - NAMM - MusikMesse, Expocenter Krasnaya Presnya - Moscow, Russia 
MAY 18 - NAMM - MusikMesse, Expocenter Krasnaya Presnya - Moscow, Russia 
MAY 19 - Music Market Store - Tallinn, Estonia 
MAY 21 - Jam.ua Store - Kiev, Ukraine


GUS G. VOTED "BEST METAL GUITARIST" ON GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE'S 2012 POLL!!

The readers of Guitar Player Magazine (US) have spoken and have voted Gus G. as "Best Metal Guitarist" for his work in 2012!




FIREWIND TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN 2013 WITH TURISAS & STOLEN BABIES



Melodic metallers FIREWIND are pleased to announce their return to N. America in 2013 in support of their latest, critically acclaimed album “Few Against Many”, as special guest of the Finnish battle metal heroes, TURISAS! See dates below:

“Guards of Glory - North American Tour 2013” feat. TURISAS with special guests FIREWIND, STOLEN BABIES

Sat/Feb-02--Jacksonville, FL--Roc Bar
Sun/Feb-03--Atlanta, GA--The Masquerade - Downstairs
Tue/Feb-05--Richmond, VA--Empire
Wed/Feb-06--New York, NY--Gramercy Theatre
Thu/Feb-07--Worcester, MA--The Palladium - Upstairs
Fri/Feb-08--Montreal, QC--Les Foufounes Électriques
Sat/Feb-09--Toronto, ON--The Mod Club
Sun/Feb-10--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
Mon/Feb-11--Cleveland, OH--Peabody's Downunder
Wed/Feb-13--Minneapolis, MN--Mill City Nights
 Fri/Feb-15--Denver, CO--Marquis Theatre
 Sat/Feb-16--Salt Lake City, UT--In the Venue
 Mon/Feb-18--Seattle, WA--Studio Seven
 Tue/Feb-19--Vancouver, BC--Biltmore Cabaret
 Wed/Feb-20--Portland, OR--Branx
 Thu/Feb-21--Oakland, CA--Oakland Metro Operahouse
 Fri/Feb-22—West Hollywood, CA--Key Club*
 Sat/Feb-23--Santa Ana, CA--The Constellation Room*
 Mon/Feb-25--Tempe, AZ--910 Live*
 Thu/Feb-28--Dallas, TX--The Door*
 Fri/Mar-01--San Antonio, TX--White Rabbit*
 Sat/Mar-02--Houston, TX--Warehouse Live*
 Mon/Mar-04--Orlando, FL--The Social*
 Tue/Mar-05--Ft. Lauderdale, FL--Culture Room*
Wed/Mar-06--Tampa, FL--State Theatre*

* TURISAS and FIREWIND only

FIREWIND - SPECIAL 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOWS IN GREECE; CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2013!



FIREWIND are wrapping up the calendar year 2012 with 4 special club-shows in their native Greece, where the band in order to commence the celebration of the band’s 10th Anniversary of existence. The shows will be each at two nights in the same venues of Athens and Thessaloniki and will feature two different sets. Here are the exact dates:

15.12.2012 Thessaloniki (Greece) - 8ball Club
16.12.2012 Thessaloniki (Greece) - 8ball Club
20.12.2012 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live
21.12.2012 Athens (Greece) - Kyttaro Live

Most recently, FIREWIND have also been confirmed to appear at 2013’s Sweden Rock Festival, taking place in Sölvesborg, Sweden from June 5th – 8th. Other bands appearing include Kiss, Rush, Status Quo, Saxon, Accept, Amon Amarth, Bullet, Leprous and many more. Check out more details here: www.swedenrock.com or here: www.facebook.com/swedenrockfestival

A live-clip of the FIREWIND song “Glorious” off their current album “Few Against Many” recorded live (with fancams) in London’s O2 Academy during the band’s last headlining tour can be seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?&v=5_Jsf3crOWs

FIREWIND’s current album, “Few Against Many”, was mixed by Jason Suecof & Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel, etc.) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Hatebreed, Symphony X, etc.). The iconic album’s artwork was once again created by FIREWIND’s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.). While the album’s standard version is available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, “Few Against Many” is also released as limited edition Digipak CD with two bonus tracks. “Few Against Many” has recently climbed up the national sales charts in Greece to occupy the # 1 top spot for several weeks!


EXCLUSIVE GUS G. CLINICS - THIS WEEK!


For just two nights only, this week will be your chance to see the Ozzy and Firewind guitar virtuoso up-close and personal at PMT Birmingham (Thursday 8th Nov at 7pm) and Absolute Music, Poole (Saturday 10th Nov at 7.30pm). Not only will you get the chance to ask Gus your burning guitar-based questions but you’ll also get the chance to meet the man himself! At
just £5, this’ll be a unique opportunity not to be missed.

Tickets for PMT Birmingham, Thursday 8th Nov @ 7pm are available here:

http://www.pmtonline.co.uk/blog/2012/11/02/meet-gus-g-at-pmt-birmingham/

Tickets for Absolute Music, Poole, Saturday 10th Nov @ 7.30pm are available here:

http://www.absolutemusic.co.uk/e-ticket-for-gus-g-guitar-clinic-10th-november.html

FIREWIND - AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 2013; CONFIRMED FOR UK'S BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR IN 2013!




FIREWIND  have already started to announce the next string of live activities in support of their acclaimed current album “Few Against Many” for 2013, which includes a first-ever visit of Australia in April, the Full Metal Cruise event in May as well as an appearance at UK’s Bloodstock Open Air in August. Here is a list of all next dates of the band revealed so far:

FIREWIND live:

25.04.2013 Melbourne/Richmond (Australia) – The Corner Hotel
26.04.2013 Perth (Australia) – Rosemount Hotel
27.04.2013 Sydney/Leichhardt (Australia) – The Bald Faced Stag
28.04.2013 Brisbane (Australia) – Beetle Bar
05.05.-12.05.2013 Full Metal Cruise (DE/UK/F/NL)
08.08 2013 Derbyshire (UK) – Bloodstock Open Air 

More dates tba very soon!

A recent interview with FIREWIND’s Gus G. filmed in London for O2 Academy TV during the ongoing tour with Leaves’ Eyes can be seen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7LjeoKFmWo

“Few Against Many”, was mixed by Jason Suecof & Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel, etc.) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Hatebreed, Symphony X, etc.). The iconic album’s artwork was once again created by FIREWIND’s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.). While the album’s standard version is available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, “Few Against Many” is also released as limited edition Digipak CD with two bonus tracks. “Few Against Many” has recently climbed up the national sales charts in Greece to occupy the # 1 top spot for several weeks!

FIREWIND - DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR "EDGE OF A DREAM"; EUROPEAN TOUR STARTING SOON!




Having just returned from some successful shows in Asia, Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND are proud to debut their newest video off their current album, “Few Against Many”. The clip for the song “Edge Of A Dream (Feat. Apocalyptica)” was directed by the band’s own Bob Katsionis for Progressive Vision Group and brings the classy feel of Metal ballads back into a modern spotlight.

Check out the video debuting via UK’s Classic Rock Magazine here: 
http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/music_and_videos/video-gus-gs-firewind-on-the-edge-of-a-cliff-in-greece/

FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked in to comment about the clip as follows: “We shot the video for "Edge Of A Dream" earlier this year in Greece. You can see the beautiful landscapes we caught on film and I assure you that Petros and Jo didn't hold it against us for not appearing in the clip! Actually this clip was directed by our band member Bob Katsionis, who is also an acclaimed video director. He has directed the clip for "Head Up High" back in 2008 among others. I think he has done an excellent job once again! Enjoy!”

FIREWIND’s upcoming “Few Against Many” tour of Europe/UK together with Leaves’ Eyes is soon to start. Here are all the dates, so grab your tickets soon:

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
Presented by Rock Hard magazine in G/A/S

13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake                   
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar

25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

 For ticket links please visit: http://www.firewind.gr/2012/tour.html.

And check out this LINK for a very special tour contest with the chance to win a Gus G. Guitar!

A teaser video-clip for the FIREWIND tour with Leaves’ Eyes has been launched here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtUBXMnV-ho

GUS G. TAKEOVER ON OZZY'S BONEYARD

Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind guitarist GUS G takes over his boss’ Sirius XM channel and is fired up to show the world his favorite hard & heavy classic rock/Metal songs from Judas Priest, Metallica, Pantera, Thin Lizzy, Jimi Hendrix, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ozzy & more on Thursday August 23rd at 6pm ET / 3pm PT! Plus you’ll hear some music from Gus’ latest album Few Against Many from his band Firewind. It’s another showcase of rock ‘n roll flavor courtesy of Ozzy’s extended family, and the only place to hear this kind of family support is on Sirius XM Ozzy’s Boneyard! http://www.siriusxm.com/ozzysboneyard

Thursday, August 23rd @ 6pm ET / 3pm PT

Encore broadcasts:
Friday, August 24th @ 12pm ET / 9am PT
Saturday, August 25th @ 9pm ET / 6pm PT
Sunday, August 26th @ 3pm ET / 12pm PT

FIREWIND: "FEW AGAINST MANY" TOPS ALBUM CHART IN GREECE; ANNIVERSARY SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

The good vibe for FIREWIND’s current album, “Few Against Many”, continues to spread. Having just recently been presented a Swedish gold award for their latest single, "Wall Of Sound”, FIREWIND can now proudly announce that “Few Against Many” has re-climbed the official album charts in their native Greece to occupy the amazing # 1 position. In fact, the release has stayed on top of the charts for 2 consecutive weeks already!

FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked in to comment about the # 1 spot as follows: “This is a historical moment for FIREWIND, as it's our first #1 album and a historical moment for the Greek Metal scene, as we're the first Metal band from this country to achieve this. Our legions of fans have only been growing in our homeland and together we prove that Heavy Metal music is strong despite mainstream media's ignorance all these years! Many thanks to everyone for supporting us and catapulting "Few Against Many" to the top!

Additionally and in good timing for such announcement, FIREWIND will be playing some very special Anniversary shows by the end of 2012 in Greece, for which Gus G. adds: “2012 is the 10th year of FIREWIND in discography. To celebrate this, we will end our touring activities this year with some very special and intimate shows in Greece and more specifically with 2 shows in Athens and 2 shows in Thessaloniki. We plan to play different setlists each night and perform several songs of ours we've never done live before. Stay tuned as more info on the dates will be revealed soon!”

FIREWIND: GOLD AWARD FOR "WALL OF SOUND" SINGLE IN SWEDEN! NEW GUS G. SIGNATURE AMP RELEASED BY BLACKSTAR; GUS G. GUITAR-CLINIC ANNOUNCED FOR THE US!




Freshly back from performing at Bang Your Head!!! And Masters Of Rock festivals in support of their current album release “Few Against Many”, melodic Metallers FIREWIND played an intense hometown show in Thessaloniki on July 18th, at which they were honored with a Swedish gold award for their latest single, "Wall Of Sound”. See a photo of the band being presented the gold plaques above!
 
FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked in to comment as follows: “What an epic show it was in Thessaloniki! It was our first open air headline show and the crowd was just awesome! The "Few Against Many" world tour couldn't have started better. We even got our first gold award for the single "Wall Of Sound" in Sweden, which came out with Sweden Rock Magazine! We're ready to rock the rest of the world now, keep checking back for tourdates that are being added around the world!”

"Wall Of Sound" was exclusively released in Sweden as physical single via Sweden Rock Magazine and each copy of the magazine contained the single’s Digipak CD, including the album tracks "Wall Of Sound" and "Few Against Many" as well as a previously unreleased demo version of "Wall Of Sound".

Meanwhile, Blackstar Amplification is now unveiling a brand-new signature amp for FIREWIND’s guitar-virtuoso and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., the “Blackfire 200”. Based on Blackstar's award winning Series One 200 amp design, this 200W, limited edition amplifier has been voiced in partnership with Gus G. More info here: http://www.blackstaramps.co.uk/products/blackfire200/ or here: www.blackstaramps.com
 
Additionally, Gus G. has now announced that he will be doing clinics for Blackstar Amplification and ESP Guitars on four select US dates in August. The clinics are free to attend, but we recommend that you arrive early; there are a lot of people who want to get this intimate exchange with Gus, where he’ll be playing tracks from the new FIREWIND album, answering your questions, and signing autographs. The dates are as follows:

AUGUST 7: Sam Ash (Carle Place, NY)
AUGUST 8: Chuck Levinʼs Washington Music Center (Wheaton, MD)
AUGUST 9: Sam Ash (King of Prussia, PA)
AUGUST 10: Alto Music (Middletown, NY)

Gus comments: “I'm really looking forward to going back in the US and do these special clinics, play a bunch of new FIREWIND material from "Few Against Many", show off and talk about my new signature amp and of course meet all the great people that support me! See u soon!”
 
Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND shows to support the “Few Against Many”, including a full European/UK tourdates with Leaves’ Eyes:
 
FIREWIND – Live 2012:
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival / www.roadgrill.nl
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium
 
FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
Presented by Rock Hard magazine in G/A/S
13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake                   
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob


FIREWIND: EUROPEAN TOUR-TRAILER LAUNCHED

A teaser video-clip for the upcoming FIREWIND tour in Europe/UK together with Leaves’ Eyes has been recently launched here: 





Also, a brand-new video-interview with Gus G. filmed by Germany’s Rockinvasion TV at a Greek restaurant can be also viewed here: http://www.rockinvasion.de/video/gyros-mit-gus-g-ozzy-osbourne-firewind

FIREWIND have recently also announced a special signing session at the “Public” store in their hometown Thessaloniki for July 17th, the day before their appearance at Mylos Open Air festival.

GUS G. PLAY-THROUGH VIDEO FOR "FEW AGAINST MANY" LAUNCHED; GUITAR GIVE-AWAY CONTEST FOR TOUR IN EUROPE/UK; CLIMBING ALBUM CHARTS IN GREECE!


In order to further promote “Few Against Many”, the new album by melodic Metallers FIREWIND, a cool play-through video-clip of the album’s title-track “Few Against Many” has been now launched online. Check out FIREWIND’s guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G. shredding through the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KniFgWoXDCQ



“Few Against Many” continues to encounter great acclaim all over the globe and has recently even climbed up to position # 29 in the charts of band’s native Greece (1stweek: # 43, 2nd week: # 42). “Few Against Many” also entered the official sales charts in Germany at position # 90.

FIREWIND kicked off the extensive live-campaign for “Few Against Many” at UK’s prestigious Download festival earlier this month. A video-interview conducted with Gus G. at Download by UK’s Metal Hammer has been recently launched online here:



In the light of the upcoming FIREWIND tour in Europe/UK in September/October, the band is now proudly announcing a very special contest to win each a Gus G. guitar on 13 selected shows: “In conjunction with ESP guitars, FIREWIND is giving away one of Gus G.’s very own guitars per mentioned show to one lucky fan attending! All you need to do for a chance to take home your very own piece of Gus G. hardware is buy a ticket for selected shows on the band’s co-headlining tour with Leaves’ Eyes and you’ll be entered into a raffle and the winning ticket holder will be presented with a signed guitar at the show by Gus personally!”

Here are the online links to the clubs participating in the contest:

Club Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK: Tickets  
Moho, Manchester, UK: Tickets
The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland: Tickets
Islington Academy, London, UK: Tickets  
White Rabbit, Plymouth, UK: Tickets
Talking Heads, Southampton, UK: Tickets
Divan Du Monde, Paris, France: Tickets
Knust, Hamburg, Germany: Tickets
Godset, Kolding, Denmark: Tickets
SO36, Berlin, Germany: Tickets
Underground, Köln, Germany: Tickets
Hedon, Zwolle, The Netherlands: Tickets
Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium: Tickets

Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND shows to support the “Few Against Many”, including many more festival appearances and the full European/UK tourdates with Leaves’ Eyes:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:

13.07. Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
14.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
18.07. Thessaloniki (Greece) - Mylos Open Air
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
17.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse 
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:

13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake   
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob


FIREWIND RELEASE SINGLE THROUGH SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE: ENTERS OFFICIAL SALES CHARTS IN GREECE AT #42; GUS G. ANNOUNCES US GUITAR-CLINIC DATES



“Few Against Many”, the new album by melodic Metallers FIREWIND continues to encounter great acclaim all over the globe and has now also entered the charts in the band’s native Greece on position # 42. Previously, “Few Against Many” and entered the official sales charts in Germany at position # 90.

Additionally to the already released digital single of the album’s opening track “Wall OfSound”, FIREWIND can now proudly reveal that also special CD-single version isbeing released with the current issue (RUSH front cover) of the biggest hard rock/metal magazine in Scandinavia, Sweden Rock Magazine.

This single is now exclusively available with the magazine as Digipak-CD edition including the album tracks “Wall Of Sound” and “Few Against Many” as well as a previously unreleased demo version of “Wall Of Sound”. A few limited copies of the current issue including the single are still available to order through: prenumerationer@swedenrock.com.

Get more details and info here www.swedenrockmagazine.com or here: www.facebook.com/swedenrockmagazine

FIREWIND’s Gus G., who is currently on a massive arena-tour throughout Europe as part of the “Ozzy & Friends” line-up, has now also confirmed a string of guitar-clinic dates in the USA for August as follows:

Aug 7th @ Sam Ash Music-Carle Place, NY
Aug 8 @ Washington Music/Washington DC
Aug 9th @ Sam Ash Music-King of Prussia, PA
Aug 10th @ ALTO Music/Middletown, NY

Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND and “Few Against Many” soon…

"FEW AGAINST MANY" CHARTS IN EUROPE & USA

“Few Against Many”, the new album by Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., is encountering great acclaim and also hitting several charts after its release last week all over Europe via Century Media Records.

“Few Against Many” entered the official sales charts in Germany, as a first-ever for FIREWIND, at position # 90! Congratulations…

The album also managed to access the Billboard Heatseekers / Top New Artist chart at position # 28 as well as the CMJ loud rock radio charts at # 14 in the USA. “Few Against Many” also debuted at # 11 on the UK rock album charts (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/rockalbums) and entered the Swedish Metal charts at # 12.

FIREWIND’s Gus G. is currently performing as part of the large “Ozzy And Friends” tour all across Europe (Scandinavia, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Serbia and Greece) and will be next playing with FIREWIND at UK’s prestigious Download festival on June 10th. Other acts appearing at the festival include Metallica, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Megadeth and Machine Head. More details here: http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk

Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND shows to support the “Few Against Many”, including several prestigious festival appearances and European/UK tour dates with Leaves’ Eyes:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:
10.06. Donington Park (UK) - Download Festival
13.07. Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head!!! Festival e
14.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
18.07. Thessaloniki (Greece) - Mylos Open Air
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
17.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air

FIREWIND - Asian Tour 2012:
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND and “Few Against Many” here…

FIREWIND: "FEW AGAINST MANY" ALBUM OUT NOW! SECOND PART OF "TRACK BY TRACK" VIDEO WITH GUS G. AND EPK LAUNCHED ONLINE!



“Few Against Many”, the fantastic new album by Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, led by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., is being released NOW all across Europe via Century Media Records and N. America through the band's own label (and distributed by DisManic / eOne Distribution).

Accordingly, the second “track by track” video-clip feature with Gus G. has been launched online here:


The first episode was previously presented here:


A brand-new EPK-clip for the album can also be seen here:


An official promo video for the album’s dynamic opening song “Wall Of Sound” can be additionally viewed here:


“Few Against many”, was mixed by Jason Suecof & Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel, etc.) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Hatebreed, Symphony X, etc.). The iconic album’s artwork was once again created by FIREWIND’s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.), who has been working with the band since the release of the album “The Premonition”.

The final tracklisting for the new album is as follows:

FIREWIND – “Few Against Many”
1. Wall Of Sound
2. Losing My Mind
3. Few Against Many
4. The Undying Fire
5. Another Dimension
6. Glorious
7. Edge Of A Dream (Feat. Apocalyptica)
8. Destiny
9. Long Gone Tomorrow
10. No Heroes, No Sinners

The song “Edge Of A Dream” features a special appearance of Finnish cello-superstars Apocalyptica. While the album’s standard version is available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, “Few Against Many” is also released as limited edition Digipak CD with two special bonus tracks: “Battleborn” and an acoustic version of “No Heroes, No Sinners”.

“Few Against Many” can be purchased in all formats via CM Distro (within Europe) now too:

Ltd. Digipak CD: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Firewind_-_Few_Against_Many_-Ltd-_Edition_-/1214

Standard CD: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Firewind_-_Few_Against_Many/1213

Black LP: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Firewind_-_Few_Against_Many_-black_LP-/1216

Ltd Red Coloured LP: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Firewind_-_Few_Against_Many_-transp-_red_Vinyl_-/1215

Ltd. Digipak CD bundle with Gus G. signed copy of “Forged By Fire” CD: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Few_Against_Many_-_Ltd-_Edt-_CD_- Forged_by_Fire_CD_signed_by_Gus_G/1217

Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND shows to support the “Few Against Many”, including several prestigious festival appearances and European/UK tourdates with Leaves’ Eyes:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:
10.06. Donington Park (UK) - Download Festival
13.07. Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head!!! Festival e
14.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
18.07. Thessaloniki (Greece) - Mylos Open Air
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
17.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air

FIREWIND - Asian Tour 2012:
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND and “Few Against Many” here…


FIREWIND: LAUNCH "TRACK BY TRACK" VIDEO CLIP FOR FEW AGAINST MANY, ALBUM OUT SOON!


Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., are soon to unleash their newest studio album “Few Against Many”!! Here are the exact release dates by country:

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, May 18, 2012.

UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, May 21, 2012.

N. AMERICA / SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, May 25, 2012.

In order to present some more details about the songs on “Few Against Many”, here is a first of two “track by track” video-clips recorded with FIREWIND’s Gus G.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBUayMOMkfE

Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND and “Few Against Many” here…


FIREWIND: DEBUT "LOSING MY MIND" SONG ONLINE; COVER FEATURES!




Greek Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., are soon to unleash their newest studio album “Few Against Many” on May 21st, in Europe and May 22nd in N. America!

Backed up by some great media feedback (See attached the cover features for UK’s Powerplay Mag. and Greece’s Metal Hammer Mag.), FIREWIND are now debuting the song “Losing My Mind” exclusively via the website of Decibel Magazine.

Check it out here:
http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-firewind-losing-my-mind/

Also streaming at Germany's Rock Hard magazine website:
http://www.rockhard.de/megazine/praesentationen/firewind-losing-my-mind.html

FIREWIND’s Gus G. has checked in to comment about the song as follows: “Usually bands will brag about how they recorded their "fastest song ever"! Well, we're proud to say that this is our slowest song ever and probably our heaviest one. With that said, "Losing My Mind" has lots of different musical parts, tempo changes, thrashy grooves, cool leads, etc. Anyways, check out the song and I hope you bang your head while listening to it!”

Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND shows to support the “Few Against Many”, including several prestigious festival appearances and European/UK tourdates with Leaves’ Eyes:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:

10.06. Donington Park (UK) - Download Festival
13.07. Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
14.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
18.07. Thessaloniki (Greece) - Mylos Open Air
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
17.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air

FIREWIND - Asian Tour 2012:

24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:

13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND and “Few Against Many” here…


DEBUT "WALL OF SOUND" VIDEO-CLIP ONLINE!


Greek Metallers FIREWIND are soon to unleash their newest studio album“Few Against Many” on May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America) and May 23rd (Japan).

In anticipation of the nearing street date, FIREWIND aredebuting their video-clip for the new album’s opening track “Wall Of Sound” viathe Century Media Records YouTube channel today. Check out the dynamic clip,which was shot during the band’s latest shows in their homeland Greece by Colin Marshall, byvisiting the following location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aihNvw4b8bE

FIREWIND’s Gus G. has checked in to comment on the clip asfollows: “We wanted to do a different video this time, insteadof the usual indoor studio shootings. So we figured we'd show the band in itscomfort zone – on stage. The clip was shot on our most recent shows in Greecethis past January and you can witness the mayhem that goes down when we play inour home country! Enjoy!”


FIREWIND - UK & IRELAND TOURDATES ANNOUNCED

Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, are soon to unleash their newest studio album effort “Few Against Many” on May 21st (Europe) and May 22nd (N. America). Having previously announced tourdates in continental Europe for September/ October together with Leaves’ Eyes to promote the new album, the UK leg of the tour has now been announced too with the following dates.

Here is a list of all upcoming FIREWIND shows to support the “Few Against Many”, including several prestigious festival appearances and the European tour with Leaves’ Eyes, for which also a new show has been announced for Denmark (September 29th, Konding @ Godset), next to the newly launched UK dates:

FIREWIND – Summer Festivals 2012:
08.-10.06. Donington Park (UK) - Download Festival
14.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
18.07. Thessaloniki (Greece) - Mylos Open Air *
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
17.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Airbreeze.de

FIREWIND - "Few Against Many" Asian Tour 2012
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
13.09.2012 Cardiff (UK) - Clwb Ifor Bach *
14.09.2012 Manchester (UK) - Moho *
15.09.2012 Dublin (Ireland) - Button Factory *
16.09.2012 Belfast (Northern Ireland) - Spring And Airbrake *
18.09.2012 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation *
19.09.2012 Nuneaton (UK) - Queens Hall *
20.09.2012 Plymouth (UK) - White Rabbit *
21.09.2012 Southampton (UK) - Talking Heads *
22.09.2012 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy *
23.09.2012 Margate (UK) - West Coast Bar *
25.09.2012 Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.2012 Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.2012 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.2012 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
29.09.2012 Kolding (Denmark) - Godset *
30.09.2012 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.2012 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.2012 Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.2012 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10.2012 Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.2012 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

*Newly announced dates!

Stay tuned for more news on FIREWIND and “Few Against Many” In the coming weeks...


FIREWIND - "WALL OF SOUND" DIGITAL SINGLE OUT NOW; FESTIVAL APPEARANCE FOR GREECE CONFIRMED;"FEW AGAINST MANY" ALBUM PRE-ORDER LINKS AVAILABLE!

Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., are soon to unleash their newest studio album effort “Few Against Many” on May 21st, 2012 in via Century Media Records in Europe. The album release is preceded by a digital release of the album’s 1st single, “Wall Of Sound”, which is out NOW. As one of several digital retail platform options, you can get it via Itunes by clicking here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/wall-of-sound-single/id515523878

FIREWIND had recently launched special online trailer as teaser for the “Wall Of Sound” digital single and “Few Against Many” album release. Check out teaser snippets of the songs “Wall Of Sound” and “Losing my Mind” within the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hS4-WQsNepg

The final tracklisting of the upcoming album will be as follows:

FIREWIND – “Few Against Many”
1. Wall Of Sound
2. Losing My Mind
3. Few Against Many
4. The Undying Fire
5. Another Dimension
6. Glorious
7. Edge Of A Dream (Feat. Apocalyptica)
8. Destiny
9. Long Gone Tomorrow
10. No Heroes, No Sinners

The song “Edge Of A Dream” features a special appearance of Finnish cello-superstars Apocalyptica. While the album’s standard version will be available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, “Few Against Many” will also be released as limited edition Digipak CD with two special bonus tracks: “Battleborn” and an acoustic version of “No Heroes, No Sinners”.

In the light of the upcoming new album’s release, the band has recently announced the first dates for their main European tour to promote “Few Against Many” for September/October together with Leaves’ Eyes and several appearances at prestigious European Summer festivals, including a freshly confirmed date for July 18th in the band’s Greek hometown Thessaloniki, at Mylos Open Air. Here are all upcoming FIREWIND shows:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:

10.06. Donington Park (UK) - Download Festival
14.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival /
18.07. Thessaloniki (Greece) – Mylos Open Air
28.07. Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
17.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:
25.09. Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09. Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09. Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09. Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
30.09. Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10. Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10. Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10. Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10. Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10. Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

In the meantime, pre-order links for “Few Against Many” have been made available by CM Distro (for Europe) now too. Check out the following pre-order options:

Ltd. Digipak CD: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Firewind_-_Few_Against_Many_-Ltd-_Edition_-/1214

Standard CD: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Firewind_-_Few_Against_Many/1213

Black LP: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Firewind_-_Few_Against_Many_-black_LP-/1216

Ltd Red Coloured LP: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Firewind_-_Few_Against_Many_-transp-_red_Vinyl_-/1215

Ltd. Digipak CD bundle with Gus G. signed copy of “Forged By Fire” CD: http://www.cmdistro.de/Item/Few_Against_Many_-_Ltd-_Edt-_CD_- Forged_by_Fire_CD_signed_by_Gus_G/1217

N. AMERICA:
Ltd. Digipak CD bundle w/ T-Shirt + Poster: http://www.indiemerch.com/firewind/item/14532
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IX0192


FIREWIND - LAUNCH FEW AGAINST MANY ALBUM TRAILER ONLINE; ANNOUNCE WALL OF SOUND DIGITAL SINGLE RELEASE DATE FOR APRIL 23rd, 2012 & COLLABORATION W/ APOCALYPTICA

Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., have recently finished working on their newest studio effort “Few Against Many” and have announced release dates for May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (N. America) and May 23rd (Japan).

The album release will be preceded by a digital release ofthe album’s 1st single “Wall Of Sound” on April 23rd, 2012 worldwide!! Look out for the track via your digital retail platform of choice as of the following date per country:

GERMANY/ AUSTRIA/ SWITZERLAND/ NORWAY/ ITALY/ AUSTRALIA/ NEWZEALAND: Friday, April 20, 2012.

UK: Sunday, April 22, 2012.

USA / CANADA / MEXICO / BENELUX /FRANCE/ GREECE/ DENMARK/PORTUGAL/ REST OF EUROPE: Monday, April 23, 2012.

SPAIN: Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

SWEDEN/FINLAND/HUNGARY: Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

FIREWIND have now also launched a special online trailer as teaser for the upcoming “Wall Of Sound” digital single and “Few Against Many” album release dates. Check out snippets of the songs “Wall Of Sound” and “Losing my Mind” within the clip here:


The final tracklisting of the upcoming album can now also be revealed to be as follows:

FIREWIND – “Few AgainstMany”
1. Wall Of Sound
2. Losing My Mind
3. Few Against Many
4. The Undying Fire
5. Another Dimension
6. Glorious
7. Edge Of A Dream (Feat. Apocalyptica)
8. Destiny
9. Long Gone Tomorrow
10. No Heroes, No Sinners

The song “Edge Of A Dream” features a special appearance of Finnish cello-superstars Apocalyptica. While the album’s standard version will be available in the CD format as well as LP and also as Digital Download, “Few Against Many” will also be released as limited edition Digipak CD with two special bonus tracks: “Battleborn” and an acoustic version of “No Heroes, No Sinners”.

In the light of the upcoming new album’s release, the band has recently announced the first dates for their main European tour to promote“Few Against Many” for September/October together with Leaves’ Eyes and several appearances at prestigious European Summer festivals. Here are all confirmed upcoming FIREWIND shows:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:

08.-10.06.Donington Park (UK) - Download Festival
12.-15.07.Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
28.07.Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
16.-18.08.Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many” European Tour 2012:

25.09.Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09.Colmar (France) - Le Grillen
27.09.Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
30.09.Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10.Cologne (Germany) - Underground
05.10. Zwolle (TheNetherlands) - Hedon
06.10. Vosselaar (Belgium)- Biebob


FIREWIND ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH LEAVES´ EYES! CONFIRMED FOR UK´S PRESTIGIOUS DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL!


Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., have recently finished working on their newest studio effort “Few Against Many” and have announced a European release for May 21st, 2012 via Century Media Records and May 22nd in N. America through DisManic / eOne distribution.

In the light of the upcoming new album’s release, the band has now also announced the first dates for their main European tour to promote “Few Against Many” for September/October together with Leaves’ Eyes. Here are the dates announced so far:

FIREWIND & LEAVES’ EYES – “Few Against Many”European Tour 2012:
Presented by ESP Guitars and Blackstar Amps


25.09. Paris (France) - Divan du Monde
26.09. Colmar (France) -Le Grillen
27.09.Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
28.09.Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
30.09.Berlin (Germany) - SO36
02.10.Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos Saal
03.10.Ingolstadt (Germany) - Eventhalle
04.10. Cologne(Germany) - Underground
05.10.Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
06.10.Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked in to comment on the tour as follows: “All of us in the Firewind camp are very happy to return to European stages, play for our faithful followers again and make newones. Joining our "Few Against Many" campaign are the well-known and respected Leave's Eyes. We're all looking forward to this!“

Leaves’Eyes vocalist Liv added the following: "Firewindand Leaves' Eyes is a killer live package! Moreover, we will be able to play atplaces where we haven't performed so far. I am really looking forward to thistour and to be on the road with the guys of Firewind."

Next to the previously announced festival dates, FIREWINDhave now also been confirmed to perform at this year’s edition of UK’sprestigious Download Festival at Donington Park, where FIREWIND last appeared in 2008. This year’s stellar line-up includes heavy weights such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Megadeth, The Prodigy, Machine Head, Slash and many more. Further details can be found here: www.downloadfestival.co.uk. FIREWIND have also confirmed their participation at Roadgrill Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on July 28th, next to Primal Fear and Picture.

Here are all confirmed upcoming FIREWIND shows:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:

08.-10.06.Donington Park (UK) - Download Festival
12.-15.07.Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
28.07.Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - Roadgrill Festival
16.-18.08.Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium

FIREWIND UNVEIL ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM "FEW AGAINST MANY"; LAUNCH FINAL EPISODE OF ONLINE STUDIO REPORT!


Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., have recently finished working on their newest studio effort “Few Against Many”. Mixed by Jason Suecof & Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (Trivium, All That Remains, Death Angel, etc.) in Orlando, Florida, the European release date for the album has been announced for May 21st, 2012 via Century Media Records.

The iconic front cover artwork for “Few Against Many” has now been revealed and can be seen above. The artwork was once again by FIREWIND’s longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Angra, Dream Evil, etc.), who has been working with the band since the release of the album “The Premonition”.

Gus G. has checked in to comment on the artwork as follows: “Once again we worked with the amazing Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes. He's one of the best out there and he really understands what FIREWIND’s all about. I feel he really captured the vibe and darkness of the new album and I love the different elements on it such as the Japanese samurai war flags and the flaming statue.”

FIREWIND have recently launched a fourth and last episode (“Keyboards”) of their in-studio videos from the album’s recordings session via the band’s YouTube channel. Check them out here:

Studio Diary Part 4 – Keyboards: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMh-RLzJEbk
Studio Diary Part 3 – Guitars: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9akBJCtFBms
Studio Diary Part 2 – Bass: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKSbMGQR6R0
Studio Diary Part 1 – Drums: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DB1q7M7b2I

While more concerts and touring is soon to be announced, here are all confirmed upcoming FIREWIND shows:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:
12.-15.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival
16.-18.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air
24.08. Beijing (China) - Star Live *
25.08. Shanghai (China) - Mao Livehouse *
26.08. Taipei (Taiwan) - Hwa Sha Auditorium *

* Please notice corrected dates for China & Taiwan since last update!

FIREWIND launched their extensive worldwide touring schedule for the previous “Days Of Defiance” album, originally released in September 2010 via Century Media Records, last year with a well received tour in Japan, festival appearances at Graspop, Hellfest, Sonisphere UK, Basinfirefest and also supported Judas Priest in Greece. FIREWIND then continued with successful headlining runs in Europe throughout September (with support by label mates Wolf) as well as all over the USA and Canada in October (with support by Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage). Stay tuned for more FIREWIND news in regards to the upcoming album…

FIREWIND - IN STUDIO / PART 3


FIREWIND - NEW DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR NORTH AMERICA & MORE

Greek melodic metallers Firewind, featuring acclaimed guitarist Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne) are excited to announce a new distribution deal for North America. Joining forces with DisManic Distribution via E1 Music, Firewind’s hotly anticipated new album ‘Few Against Many’ will be the first release of this partnership, due May 22nd.

Band driving force Gus G commented “I'm very excited about this new partnership! While we've been around for sometime, North American territory is relatively new ground for us. And since the music industry is changing drastically these days, we felt we should be more in control on our new release. We are fortunate to have a great team behind us for our N. American release, including Thomas Ziegler of DisManic/E1 Music and together with our management I'm confident that we will reach the next level. ”

Firewind’s reputation as one of Europe’s premier metal bands was further cemented after the release of the critically lauded ‘Days Of Defiance’ which saw the band tour the world including festival appearances at Sonisphere UK, Graspop and Hellfest, support slots in Greece with Judas Priest & Scorpions and successful headline tours in Europe, Japan and N. America.

Produced by Gus G, ‘Few Against Many’, was recorded with long time band mates vocalist Apollo Papathansio, Bob Katsionis (keyboards/guitar) and bassist Petros Christo at "Valve Studio" in Greece as well as "The Sweetspot Studios" in Sweden and sees the band expand on their signature melodic sound with some of their most aggressive songs to date.

‘Few Against Many’ marks the recording debut of new Firewind drummer Johan Nunez (Nightrage). The young Belgian is regarded by Gus as a ‘phenomenal talent’, and anyone that witnessed him on the band’s ‘Defiance...’ world tour will no doubt agree.

Firewind have already announced a few summer festival appearances (including ‘Summer Breeze’ in Germany and Czech Republic’s ‘Masters Of Rock’) and will be announcing many more as well as world tour in the coming months.

Firewind will release "Few Against Many" through Century Media throughout Europe.

FIREWIND - SIGN A NEW DEAL WITH CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS; REVEAL NEW ALBUM TITLE!


Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band-member Gus G., can now proudly reveal to have signed a new worldwide deal (excluding North America) with their longtime partners Century Media Records.


Gus G. checked in from the studio to comment on the newly settled partnership as follows:

"I hope everyone had a great holiday season and we're kicking off 2012 very strong with lots of stuff in the works. We're currently completing work on our upcoming FIREWIND studio album, which is coming out killer! I think this album will turn a lot of heads and I can't wait for you to hear it! Be patient cause we got lots of announcements coming, including a few surprises!

Also, I'm happy to announce that we've re-signed with Century Media in Europe!! Whether I've been working with CM on FIREWIND since 2005 or earlier projects since 2002, we've always had a winning team. Together and we've achieved fantastic things in the band's career and the proof is the ever growing fanbase and popularity of FIREWIND. When I explained them my vision and ideas for the new album, they convinced me they're the right partner to take this to a new level! Many thanks to Leif Jensen, Antje Lange, Jens Prueter and the whole team of CM Europe!"

Antje Lange, Century Media’s European label manager adds:

"We feel very honoured to work with Gus G. further on and play our part in the fast development of this outstanding Greek talent. FIREWIND is one of the few fast growing bands in their genre. They have the ability to write excellent songs, Gus G. is a true magician on guitars and their live performance is breath taking. Any one out there asking for more?"

FIREWIND are currently in the studio recording their new studio album „Few Against Many“, which will see a release before the Summer via Century Media Records. Check out the band’s YouTube channel for a couple of interesting in-studio episodes already launched for the ongoing recording session and look out for more coming soon: http://www.youtube.com/firetv

Studio Diary Part One – Drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DB1q7M7b2I
Studio Diary Part Two – Bass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKSbMGQR6R0

FIREWIND will be playing two special shows this week in their native Greece to conclude the worldwide touring cycle for their current album “Days Of Defiance”, but also to kick-off the new year 2012 with style. Additionally, FIREWIND have already announced the first couple of European summer festival dates: Masters Of Rock Festival (Czech Republic) and Summer Breeze (Germany). Here are all upcoming tour dates for 2012:

FIREWIND – Live 2012:

13.01. Ioannina (Greece) - Boxx Live Stage / Tickets: www.boxx.gr
14.01. Athens (Greece) - FUZZ / Tickets: www.ticketarena.gr
12.-15.07. Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival / www.mastersofrock.cz
16.-18.08.Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Open Air / www.summer-breeze.de

FIREWIND launched their extensive worldwide touring schedule for the previous “Days Of Defiance” album, originally released in September 2010 via Century Media Records, last year with a well received tour in Japan, festival appearances at Graspop, Hellfest, Sonisphere UK, Basinfirefest and also supported Judas Priest in Greece. FIREWIND then continued with successful headlining runs in Europe throughout September (with support by label mates Wolf) as well as all over the USA and Canada in October (with support by Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage). More dates for their 2012 campaign are expected to be announced soon…

Stay tuned for more FIREWIND news in regards to the upcoming album…

SEYMOUR DUNCAN UNVEILS GUS G.'s FIRE BLACKOUTS SIGNATURE PICKUPS!!


Hard rock and metal guitarists no longer need to choose between the power of active pickups and the response of passive pickups. The Gus G. Fire Blackouts System blends the best aspects of both. "This system combines the massive tone, kick, and distortion of Blackouts with the rich tone and expressive feel of my favorite passive pickups," says Gus G., the exciting young guitarist just off the road with Ozzy Osbourne. "It responds perfectly to all my picking techniques, and more of my personality comes through than with any active pickup I've tried."


Details:

Combines active and passive. The Gus G. Fire Blackouts System is a matched set of two passive humbucking pickups and a dual preamp that replaces one of the guitar's volume pots.

Traditional humbucker design with individual pole pieces provides the note definition and string-to-string feel of passive pickups

Alnico 5 magnets deliver rich, detailed tones. The bridge pickup's larger magnet adds more low-mids for fatter, fuller-sounding leads.

Custom-wound coils create a remarkably open, airy sound.

A high-output, low-noise differential dual preamp captures every nuance of the passive-style
pickups—with plenty of headroom. Most other active preamps clip too easily, decimating your dynamics.

Long battery life. A single 9-volt battery provides approximately 750 hours of playing time.

Bare-wire lockdown connectors. Uses the same solderless connectors as our Liberator Pickup Change System. No soldering required if replacing existing active pickups. Screwdriver included.

Includes three additional 25K potentiometers for users who are replacing passive pickups.

Organic sound. Instead of tone that sounds as if it was created by a preamp, you'll hear the wood of your guitar. You'll hear your picking style. You'll hear you.

Pickups hand-made in Santa Barbara, California. Preamp made in the USA.

For product information and to locate a store: www.SeymourDuncan.com/GusG


GUS G. ON EXCLUSIVE JAPANESE CLINIC TOUR



Acclaimed Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G will be heading to Japan this November for a series of exclusive M.I. guitar clinics. Prior to the clinic tour Gus will be attending the prestigious Tokyo Music Fair on November 5th and then he'll head out on a six city tour across Japan, visiting Tokyo, Sendai, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Osaka and Nagoya.

Gus G – Japanese clinic tour November 2011
http://www.mi-japan.com/event/gitgusg6.html

6th – Tokyo- MI JAPAN
7th – Sendai - MI JAPAN
8th – Sapporo - MI JAPAN
9th – Fukuoka - MI JAPAN
10th - Osaka - MI JAPAN
11th – Nagoya - MI JAPAN

GUS G. ONLY UK GUITAR CLINIC ANNOUNCED!

Fresh off his mammoth tour with Ozzy Osbourne, and just prior to his world tour with Firewind, Gus G will be appearing at the Boileroom in Guildford on the 8th September, courtesy of Andertons Music Co. & Blackstar Amplification.

The evening will feature an incredible set from Gus, plus your chance to ask questions directly to one of the world"s greatest guitarists!

Tickets are £6 each, and are strictly limited. Everybody who buys a ticket and comes along to the night will be given a FREE LIMITED EDITION Blackstar Gus G t-shirt too!

Event Details:
Gus G Clinic in association with Blackstar Amplification
Thursday 8th September 2011
The Boileroom
Stoke Fields, Guildford
GU1 4LS
Doors open at 7:30pm
Show runs from 8pm - 10pm approx.
Ticket Price: £6
Free t-shirt for all attendees!

TICKETS: http://www.andertons.co.uk/miscellaneous/pid18307/cid786/ticket-for-blackstar-clinic-with-gus-g-on-8th-september-2011.asp

FIREWIND will embark on a 33 date headline tour of Europe and North America starting September 9th! Details here: http://www.firewind.gr/2008/tour.html

Gus G. wins "Best Shredder" Award at UK Metal Hammer's Golden Gods 2011; Summer festival campaign kicking off this weekend; Touring Europe and North America soon!

We are proud to announce that FIREWIND's Gus G. is officially a "Golden God"! Earlier this week at the prestigious UK Metal Hammer Golden God's ceremony in London, Gus picked up the 'Best Shredder' award. The FIREWIND guitarist couldn't be there in person to accept his award as he is currently on the road with Ozzy Osbourne but he sent in short video message as follows:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Fv6LWnAW0

FIREWIND kick off their European Summer festival campaign 2011 at this weekend's Hellfest in France and will hit other large events like Graspop in Belgium and Sonisphere in the UK in the coming weeks, before heading out for full on European and North American headlining tours in support of their latest, highly acclaimed "Days Of Defiance" album release after the Summer. Here are all upcoming confirmed dates for FIREWIND in 2011:

FIREWIND @ European festivals 2011:

19.06.2011 Hellfest Open Air - Clisson, France / http://www.hellfest.fr
25.06.2011 Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium / http://www.graspop.be
01.07.2011 Basinfire Festival, Spálené Poříčí, Czech Republic / http://www.basinfirefest.cz
05.07.2011 Water Park, Athens, Greece with Judas Priest & Whitesnake
06.07.2011 2310 Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece with Judas Priest & Whitesnake
08:07.2011 Sonisphere Festival - Knebworth, UK / http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com

FIREWIND + Wolf - "Defiance Over Europe" Tour 2011:
Presented by: Blackstar Amplification, Rock Hard (Germany), Rock Tribune (Benelux) and Lords Of Metal (Benelux)

FR 09.09. Southampton, UK - Talking Head
SA 10.09. Manchester, UK - Moho
SU 11.09. Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
MO 12.09. Reading, UK - Sub 89
WE 14.09. Zoetermeer, NL - Boerderij
TH 15.09. Den Bosch, NL - W2
FR 16.09. Kerkrade, NL - Rock Temple
SA 17.09. Vosselaar, BEL - Biebob
SU 18.09. Cologne, GER - Underground
MO 19.09. Aschaffenburg, GER - Colos Saal
TU 20.09. Hamburg, GER - Knust
TH 22.09. Vienna, AUT - Szene
FR 23.09. San Dona Di Piave, IT - Revolver Club
SA 24.09. Pisa, IT - Borderline
MO 26.09. Paris, FRA - Le Nouveau Casino

FIREWIND, Arsis. White Wizzard, Nightrage
"The Frets of Fury" North American Tour 2011:


SU 09.10. St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
MO 10.10. Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
TU 11.10. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
WE 12.10. New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
TH 13.10. Manchester, NH @ Rocko's
FR 14.10. Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
SA 15.10. Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
SU 16.10. Cleveland, OH @ Peabody"s
TU 18.10. Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
WE 19.10. St Paul, MN @ Station 4
TH 20.10. Winnipeg, MB @ The Osborne Village Inn
FR 21.10. Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
SA 22.10. Kelowna, BC @ Sapphire Nightclub
SU 23.10. Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
MO 24.10. Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
TU 25.10. Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
WE 26.10. San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
TH 27.10. Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

In other news, FIREWIND have also recently launched a free and official iPhone App, which can be downloaded for free here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id434835076

Check out the official video clips for the two singles so far off the current FIREWIND album "Days Of Defiance" here:

- "World On Fire": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4pRK7IMKR0
- "Embrace The Sun": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlstARCNT2c


FIREWIND Announces Their “Frets of Fury” Headlining North American Fall Tour; Gus G. Comments On The Tour and Special VIP Ticketing Options

The Greek metallic powerhouse FIREWIND, led by the modern day guitar hero Gus G, is extremely excited to announce their first ever headlining North American tour, dubbed the “Frets of Fury.” This package (sponsored by ESP Guitars, BlackStar Amps and Guitar World) kicks off on Oct. 9th and features a wide array of metal's elite: Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage. This is easily one of the most diverse and exciting tours of the fall and stay tuned to www.facebook.com/firewindofficial over the coming weeks for the entire list of tourdates and VIP ticketing options.

Gus G. states: “We couldn’t be happier to announce our first full North American tour! It’s been over three years since FIREWIND toured from coast to coast across the U.S. and we’re coming back stronger than ever with a killer package. We put a lot of thought into who we wanted to go out with us and truly believe that each band on this bill brings something special to the table making this a very diverse line-up. However, shredding guitar driven metal remains the prominent feature across the board.

“In fact there’s more to it than just that, as this package is somewhat of a musical family tree. Not many people know this but Arsis’ guitarist James Malone and I went to Berklee together back in 1998. We had an instrumental band together for awhile, which later became FIREWIND. James is a kick ass shredder and I’m glad our bands are finally touring together.

“Also, most people don't know that I played in Nightrage for few years. I did two albums with them and their main-man Marios Iliopoulos is a phenomenal guitar player. He also filled in on bass for FIREWIND this year, when Petros was unable to tour. Nightrage is one of my favorite bands and you definitely got to come down early to check them out. White Wizzard are currently making noise worldwide and they’re definitely a band to watch out for as well. We’re proud to have these great bands on board with us, making this such a high quality package for all metal fans.

“We will also offering special VIP ticketing options for each show on this tour that will allow you access into a private meet and greet with the band, a signed poster and limited edition laminate. See you out there this fall.”

In other news, FIREWIND have also recently launched a free and official iPhone App, which can be downloaded for free here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id434835076

Don't forget to pick up FIREWIND's latest album, Days of Defiance, which is an epic, exhilarating rollercoaster of melodic metal proficiency coupled with a barrage of jaw-dropping guitar-work that will leave you breathless.

Gus G. Announces Guitar Center "Sessions" Hollywood Performance On 4/21; Free To The Public!!



There is no doubt that one of the most stunning guitar players in the hard rock/metal scene right now is Gus G. (Ozzy, Firewind) and he is proud to be partnering up with Guitar Center for an upcoming "Sessions" event. This three hour instructional seminar will take place on Thursday, April 21st at Guitar Center Hollywood beginning at 7PM. This is a free event, but space is limited so be sure to get there early so you don"t miss out on this very intimate evening. Fans can expect to see Gus perform lots of his favorite riffs, participate in a Q+A segment and autograph signing. For additional information feel free to visit http://gc.guitarcenter.com/sessions/gusg.

Gus G. states: "I"m very excited about coming to Guitar Center in Hollywood later this month cause while I"ve done various clinics and workshops in Europe and Japan, this is going to be the first one in the U.S. for me! When they presented me with the "Sessions" idea I thought it was a great way to meet some fans at a more intimate environment, play some stuff for them, answer questions and actually get to meet them.

"I will definitely be playing material from Ozzy and Firewind albums and hopefully I"ll meet lots of you down there. Remember, this is going to be a free entrance event! See you soon."

Guitar Center Sessions is a music and education based initiative that features informative and provocative discussions, along with hands-on tutorials by the industry"s most respected artists. Serving as an inspirational incubator for musicians, Sessions provides an opportunity to network with their peers and gain insight and knowledge from their musical influences in a comfortable and intimate setting.

Revolver's Golden Gods Nomination!! Vote for Gus!



Gus G. is nominated on the "Best Guitarist" category for Revolver magazine's 2011 Golden Gods Awards!! Gus states: "I"m extremely honored to be nominated at the Golden Gods Awards! I'm just proud to be amongst such great Rock / Metal musicians!"

The awards are all decided upon by fan voting so cast your vote and support Gus! http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

The winners will be announced live at the 2011 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 20. The show will be broadcasted on VH1 CLASSIC on May 28.

FIREWIND: Special Gus G. guitar-contest presented by Guitar (DE) & Top Guitar (PL) launched online

Greek melodic Metallers FIREWIND, lead by guitar-virtuoso Gus G., continue to promote their latest killer album release “Days Of Defiance” around the globe and have now launched a very special online contest: Presented by the Guitar magazine (Germany) and Top Guitar magazine (Poland), Gus G. showcases some of his breathtaking playing techniques in a clip that invites other talented players to reproduce the piece as video recording on their own in order qualify to be handpicked by Gus to win one of his ESP Ltd. signature model guitars as well as a Blackstar HT 5S Ministack Amp. Additionally FIREWIND shirts will be given away too... The contest runs up to April 15th, 2011, so find more details and get ready for some quality shredding right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzpCnZol_zk

Gus G. checks in as follows: “Hi all, just wanted to give you a little update on what's been going on in our world lately. Although I've been on tour in N. America rocking on Ozzy Osbourne's side the past few months, FIREWIND have been working on our upcoming plans and we really need you to stay tuned for this one, cause this Spring super cool news are coming your way and they involve a new video & single, tourdates (I know our fans have been waiting for these…) + even more cool stuff!

But we thought we'd start out by giving away some gear, cause that's how cool our camp & endorsement partners are! So, check out the video contest that Century Media put together. The idea is very cool, all you gotta do is just play one (or actually a few) of my licks as demonstrated on the video and post them online. I'll check them ALL out and pick the winner who will get my signature ESP guitar and a very cool HT-5 Blackstar amp!

I'm always very flattered when I hear from guitar players that my music and playing inspires and influences them. I'd love to see your videos ripping on these licks and hopefully you'll be the lucky one!”

GUITAR WORLD INTERVIEW & LESSONS W/ GUS G.

For those who missed Gus G.'s Guitar World feature back in November 2010, you can now view the interview & lesson here: http://www.guitarworld.com/article/gus-g-firewind-lesson-interview